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11th Sep 2019, 09:06
Replies: 82
Views: 85,562
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

Short answer NO. It was he who cut and expanded...

Short answer NO. It was he who cut and expanded Vueling at the same time and presided over total chaos as the system fell over and the result was that he got BA to play with. This is standard MO in...
16th Aug 2019, 11:16
Replies: 43
Views: 25,950
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

Rupert Hogg, CEO of Cathay has now "resigned"...

Rupert Hogg, CEO of Cathay has now "resigned" after conflict over dealing with staff who took part in the protests. Chinese authorities want lists of names.
9th Aug 2019, 13:42
Replies: 49
Views: 20,594
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

The stats are out there; take a look. The graph...

The stats are out there; take a look. The graph of increasing global temps starts soon after WW2 and just climbs, more or less in a stright line. Before then there were fluctuations up & down for...
9th Aug 2019, 09:38
Replies: 49
Views: 20,594
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

I have read quite a lot on this subject and...

I have read quite a lot on this subject and listened to many interviews with scientists who specialise in climate and related areas. I can't recall any who say man made climate change is bollox.
9th Aug 2019, 09:30
Replies: 84
Views: 53,412
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

Having sat accross the table from managers and...

Having sat accross the table from managers and watching as we proposed changes that would get everyone pulling together but that cost money via investment, I can attest that the usual reactions range...
4th Aug 2019, 17:53
Replies: 108
Views: 76,405
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

Sadly we get the rules/laws thet the...

Sadly we get the rules/laws thet the irresponsible create justification for. I am sure we can all think of many in day to day life. Some idiot behaves badly and the "there needs to be a law for this"...
1st Aug 2019, 14:41
Replies: 56
Views: 54,737
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

They are now saying anti malarial medication may...

They are now saying anti malarial medication may have been a factor. Larium can have a pretty awful effect on some people, so I do wonder if that may be the case.
22nd Jul 2019, 11:41
Replies: 63
Views: 41,520
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

Hear, hear!

Hear, hear!
21st Jul 2019, 20:08
Replies: 12
Views: 9,399
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

A beautiful Tiger Moth restored by the owner, who...

A beautiful Tiger Moth restored by the owner, who sadly was the fatality. A great guy, who I was talking to about his aeroplane only a few weeks ago at Pent Farm. Tragic
18th Jul 2019, 14:57
Replies: 73
Views: 66,612
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

I thought there had been a notice ussued by...

I thought there had been a notice ussued by Airbus 3 years before this and AF had elected not to replace the Pitots? Had they done so - competence aside; and it is a shocking video - there may not...
9th Jul 2019, 12:55
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

There is no excuse for allowing people in that...

There is no excuse for allowing people in that state to board an aircraft. The ground staff probably don't get the backup they need and allow them on because it dumps the problem elsewhere. I have...
17th May 2019, 08:27
Replies: 6
Views: 8,436
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

Thanks for brinign that to my attention; amazing...

Thanks for brinign that to my attention; amazing stuff.
8th May 2019, 13:55
Replies: 46
Views: 52,423
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

My thought exactly. Over is over but I can't see...

My thought exactly. Over is over but I can't see him being unsteady at that llevel.
4th May 2019, 08:59
Replies: 120
Views: 106,800
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

Tailwind, wet runway and not an especially long...

Tailwind, wet runway and not an especially long one at that. Tailwinds are never the best idea unless you have miles of tarmac and decent conditions, so that has to be a questionable plan. This kind...
10th Mar 2019, 11:18
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,252,589
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

Whilst Ethiopian have a good record they have had...

Whilst Ethiopian have a good record they have had a couple when flocks of pigeons were ingested. I am not familiar with this airport but if they are prevalent that could explain the lack of climb
21st Feb 2019, 10:08
Replies: 16
Views: 7,711
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

My thoughts exactly. Oh! nobody knows what it is,...

My thoughts exactly. Oh! nobody knows what it is, let's call it the Post Office......
20th Feb 2019, 16:05
Replies: 474
Views: 1,392,244
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

The Jangling of spurs must have been deafening at...

The Jangling of spurs must have been deafening at Tartarstan. What a shambolic, lethal and corner cutting philosophy; no wonder accident rates in that part of the world are what they are. A go around...
13th Feb 2019, 12:57
Replies: 908
Views: 940,313
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

So basically design an unstable aircraft and then...

So basically design an unstable aircraft and then use gizmos to make it flyable; what kind of philosophy is that? OK Military fighters are designed that way with fly by wire b ut they are doing a...
2nd Feb 2019, 13:27
Replies: 49
Views: 25,322
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

Re BRS; it is a matter of investment but also...

Re BRS; it is a matter of investment but also practice. I was based there in the 90s and recall one chaotic day in particular, with a snow mover moving snow from A to B and the next one that rocked...
2nd Feb 2019, 13:20
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,522,412
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

Truthseeker #936 Spot on chum; my thoughts...

Truthseeker #936

Spot on chum; my thoughts exactly
2nd Feb 2019, 12:16
Replies: 53
Views: 34,365
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

And this has been known for years but is in the...

And this has been known for years but is in the too difficult/inconvenient box for companies & regulators to deal with. Much easier to nail individual pilots who may have a drink problem in an...
31st Jan 2019, 14:13
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,522,412
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

Lots of stuff coming out a bit at a time, some of...

Lots of stuff coming out a bit at a time, some of it may not be accurate but what is pretty clear is that the whole thing stinks to hi-heaven and some pretty serious investigation needs to be...
26th Jan 2019, 13:00
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,522,412
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

My thoughts exactly. I was an air taxi pilot in...

My thoughts exactly. I was an air taxi pilot in the 1980s before going into the airlines and I never heard of anything like this. We were a 2 aircraft operation and had our own ops inspector...
25th Jan 2019, 08:45
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,522,412
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

What is ironic is the total media silence on the...

What is ironic is the total media silence on the two Brits that flew their aircraft into the Pyrenees recently and non stop cover on this one due to Celebrity. If there's any good to come out of this...
22nd Jan 2019, 15:37
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,522,412
Posted By Timmy Tomkins

It used to be a requirement in France to fly twin...

It used to be a requirement in France to fly twin engined at night, single engine night was illegal. I assume this must not be a commercial flight or someone is breaking the rules.
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